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7th Feb '16 3:41:42 PM orchlon
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** Season 11 introduced [[CousinOliver Charlie's long lost daughter]]. How this will work remains to be seen.
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** Season 11 introduced [[CousinOliver Charlie's long lost daughter]]. How this will work remains While the fact that she was Charlie's daughter was reason enough for her to be seen.start living at the house, she was mostly only involved in plot lines concerning Walden and in Season 12 she made very few appearances.
16th Jan '16 11:25:16 PM TheFlash
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This belongs more in the YMMV section of Game of Thrones. Season 5 may have its detractors, but it also won numerous Emmy awards, has a 98-percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the finale was the most-watched episode in the series, none of which are good indicators of Seasonal Rot.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 5 is considered by many to be a huge drop in quality. Part of the problem was that it tried to condense the large storylines of "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons" into one season and made major changes to the source material. However the changes were not well received, with the Dorne storyline relying largely on IdiotPlot and [[spoiler:feeling rather pointless due to Myrcella getting killed in the last episode]]. The Stannis/North storyline is thought of by many as the definition of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. The book plot of Stannis winning support in the North is cut out despite Littlefinger claiming this is what will happen. Also it has [[UnpopularPopularCharacter Stannis']] character getting derailed by AdaptationalVillainy, a major spoiler getting delivered from the next book, [[spoiler:Shireen getting burnt]] due to very contrived and poor writing, and the climatic Battle of Winterfell it had been building up too being barely shown and is a CurbStompBattle, [[spoiler:along with Stannis' ignominious death which leads to Brienne becoming TheScrappy for a lot of viewers.]] It also had a very controversial rape scene, and Daenerys becoming more boring and annoying to a lot of viewers.
10th Jan '16 10:27:03 PM Cindylover1969
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Season 4, when Dan Harmon out as show-runner many think the creative energy left with him, with episodes relying more on fan-service and increasingly exaggerated plots and characterizations. Season 5 seemed tp [[GrowingTheBeard grow the beard]] again, however, thanks to the return of Harmon and fresher, more dynamic episodes.
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Season 4, when Dan Harmon out as show-runner many think the creative energy left with him, with episodes relying more on fan-service and increasingly exaggerated plots and characterizations. Season 5 seemed tp to [[GrowingTheBeard grow the beard]] again, however, thanks to the return of Harmon and fresher, more dynamic episodes.
10th Jan '16 12:28:18 PM Sapphirea2
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*** Series 8: Writers were more concerned with Clara (SpotlightStealingSquad / RomanticPlotTumor) than the new Doctor, resulting in an inconsistent characterization/companion dynamic for him that meant Creator/PeterCapaldi took a while to fully inhabit the role. Gloomy StoryArc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) resulted in a lack of "fun" episodes. There was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation, but the post-season ChristmasEpisode was the strongest in a while, and the season laid the groundwork for [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Series 9]] that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in continuing decline.
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*** Series 8: Writers were more concerned with Clara (SpotlightStealingSquad / RomanticPlotTumor) than the new Doctor, resulting in an inconsistent characterization/companion dynamic for him that meant Creator/PeterCapaldi took a while to fully inhabit the role. Gloomy StoryArc (which involving her ex-soldier boyfriend and a false afterlife (and which implied, among other things, that Clara's her constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) resulted in a lack of "fun" episodes. episodes and a season finale with a BittersweetEnding far more bitter than sweet. There was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation, but the post-season ChristmasEpisode was the strongest in a while, and the season laid the groundwork for ItGetsBetter in [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Series 9]] that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it that marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in continuing decline.
3rd Jan '16 1:15:28 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 6-7 (Eleventh Doctor), and to a lesser extent 8 (Twelfth Doctor), arguably constitute a DorkAge collectively, due to unique sets of problems in each season. The complaints summarized.
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** Series 6-7 (Eleventh Doctor), Doctor) and to a lesser extent 8 (Twelfth Doctor), Doctor) arguably constitute a DorkAge collectively, due to unique sets of problems in each season. collectively. The complaints summarized.summarized:
3rd Jan '16 1:13:14 AM Sapphirea2
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*** Series 8: Creator/PeterCapaldi took some time finding himself in the role of the Doctor; Twelve's characterization and his dynamic with Clara fluctuated wildly from episode to episode -- partially because writers seemed more concerned with ''her'' (SpotlightStealingSquad / RomanticPlotTumor). A gloomy StoryArc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) resulted in a lack of "fun" episodes. There was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation, but the post-season ChristmasEpisode was the strongest in a while, and the season actually laid the groundwork for [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Series 9]] that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in continuing decline.
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*** Series 8: Writers were more concerned with Clara (SpotlightStealingSquad / RomanticPlotTumor) than the new Doctor, resulting in an inconsistent characterization/companion dynamic for him that meant Creator/PeterCapaldi took some time finding himself in a while to fully inhabit the role of the Doctor; Twelve's characterization and his dynamic with Clara fluctuated wildly from episode to episode -- partially because writers seemed more concerned with ''her'' (SpotlightStealingSquad / RomanticPlotTumor). A gloomy role. Gloomy StoryArc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) resulted in a lack of "fun" episodes. There was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation, but the post-season ChristmasEpisode was the strongest in a while, and the season actually laid the groundwork for [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Series 9]] that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in continuing decline.
3rd Jan '16 1:07:15 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 6-8 fell into a ''major'' DorkAge. *** Series 6 had a good premise (the Silence apparently manage to kill the Doctor for good at some point in his future, and his companions and River Song are aware of it) and cast, but shaky writing. The StoryArc was incredibly convoluted and marred by [[RandomEventsPlot constant twists]], odd swerves in tone and character development, {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s, and controversial plot points poorly presented (Amy's pregnancy, [[BaseBreaker River Song]]'s existence, etc.). *** Series 7 had the showrunners [[AbortedArc drop the Silence near-completely]] to focus on standalone episodes, but writing hadn't improved, and complaints about PacingProblems and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot were common. The switching of companions mid-season didn't help: Some argued Amy and Rory were [[DroppedABridgeOnHim thrown under a bus]], some thought that Clara was a glorified LivingMacGuffin and CreatorsPet. While the post-season 50th anniversary special was a huge hit, the Christmas special that ended the Eleventh Doctor's tenure the following month was another BaseBreaker. *** Series 8 had Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the Doctor and a StoryArc that was easy to follow but still prompted complaints that things were going FromBadToWorse. Capaldi took some time finding himself in the role, and writers didn't seem sure how to handle him ''or'' his dynamic with Clara, resulting in both fluctuating wildly from episode to episode. The Nethersphere/Missy/Danny Pink story arc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) turned Clara into a SpotlightStealingSquad and RomanticPlotTumor, and had a BittersweetEnding far more bitter than sweet. Between these, the Twelfth Doctor's aloof attitude, and a lack of "fun" episodes, fans found the season oppressively gloomy and there was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation. Fortunately, the follow-up ChristmasEpisode was the strongest one in a while, and [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Series 9]] restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in continuing decline.
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** Series 6-8 fell into 6-7 (Eleventh Doctor), and to a ''major'' DorkAge. lesser extent 8 (Twelfth Doctor), arguably constitute a DorkAge collectively, due to unique sets of problems in each season. The complaints summarized. *** Series 6 had a good 6: Good premise (the Silence apparently manage to kill the Doctor for good at some point in his future, and his companions and River Song are aware of it) and cast, but shaky writing. The writing; the StoryArc was incredibly convoluted and marred by [[RandomEventsPlot constant twists]], odd swerves in tone and character development, {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s, and controversial plot points poorly presented (Amy's pregnancy, [[BaseBreaker River Song]]'s existence, etc.). *** Series 7 had the showrunners [[AbortedArc drop the Silence near-completely]] to focus on standalone episodes, but writing hadn't improved, 7: AbortedArc, PacingProblems, and complaints about PacingProblems and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot were common. The TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot; switching of companions mid-season didn't help: Some argued had Amy and Rory were [[DroppedABridgeOnHim thrown under a bus]], some thought that Clara was a bus]] in favor of glorified LivingMacGuffin and CreatorsPet. While the CreatorsPet Clara. The post-season 50th anniversary special was a huge hit, but the Christmas special that ended the Eleventh Doctor's tenure the following month was another BaseBreaker. *** Series 8 had Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the Doctor and a StoryArc that was easy to follow but still prompted complaints that things were going FromBadToWorse. Capaldi 8: Creator/PeterCapaldi took some time finding himself in the role, role of the Doctor; Twelve's characterization and writers didn't seem sure how to handle him ''or'' his dynamic with Clara, resulting in both fluctuating Clara fluctuated wildly from episode to episode. The Nethersphere/Missy/Danny Pink story arc episode -- partially because writers seemed more concerned with ''her'' (SpotlightStealingSquad / RomanticPlotTumor). A gloomy StoryArc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) turned Clara into a SpotlightStealingSquad and RomanticPlotTumor, and had a BittersweetEnding far more bitter than sweet. Between these, the Twelfth Doctor's aloof attitude, and resulted in a lack of "fun" episodes, fans found the season oppressively gloomy and there episodes. There was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation. Fortunately, cancellation, but the follow-up post-season ChristmasEpisode was the strongest one in a while, and the season actually laid the groundwork for [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Series 9]] that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in continuing decline.
2nd Jan '16 1:21:09 PM Sapphirea2
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*** Series 7 had the showrunners [[AbortedArc dropped the Silence completely]] focus on standalone episodes instead, but writing hadn't improved, and complaints about PacingProblems and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot were common. The switching of companions mid-season didn't help: Some argued Amy and Rory were [[DroppedABridgeOnHim thrown under a bus]], some thought that Clara was a glorified LivingMacGuffin and CreatorsPet. While the post-season 50th anniversary special was a huge hit, the Christmas special that ended the Eleventh Doctor's tenure the following month was another BaseBreaker. *** Series 8 had Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the Doctor and a StoryArc that was easy to follow but still prompted complaints that things were going FromBadToWorse. Capaldi took some time finding himself in the role, and the writers didn't seem sure how to handle him ''or'' his dynamic with Clara, resulting in both fluctuating wildly from episode to episode. The Nethersphere/Missy/Danny Pink story arc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) turned Clara into a SpotlightStealingSquad and RomanticPlotTumor, and had a BittersweetEnding far more bitter than sweet. Between these, the Twelfth Doctor's aloof attitude, and a lack of "fun" episodes, fans found the season oppressively gloomy and there was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation. Fortunately, the follow-up ChristmasEpisode was the strongest one in a while, and a stellar Season 9 restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in an aging show's continuing decline.
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*** Series 7 had the showrunners [[AbortedArc dropped drop the Silence completely]] near-completely]] to focus on standalone episodes instead, episodes, but writing hadn't improved, and complaints about PacingProblems and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot were common. The switching of companions mid-season didn't help: Some argued Amy and Rory were [[DroppedABridgeOnHim thrown under a bus]], some thought that Clara was a glorified LivingMacGuffin and CreatorsPet. While the post-season 50th anniversary special was a huge hit, the Christmas special that ended the Eleventh Doctor's tenure the following month was another BaseBreaker. *** Series 8 had Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the Doctor and a StoryArc that was easy to follow but still prompted complaints that things were going FromBadToWorse. Capaldi took some time finding himself in the role, and the writers didn't seem sure how to handle him ''or'' his dynamic with Clara, resulting in both fluctuating wildly from episode to episode. The Nethersphere/Missy/Danny Pink story arc (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her) turned Clara into a SpotlightStealingSquad and RomanticPlotTumor, and had a BittersweetEnding far more bitter than sweet. Between these, the Twelfth Doctor's aloof attitude, and a lack of "fun" episodes, fans found the season oppressively gloomy and there was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation. Fortunately, the follow-up ChristmasEpisode was the strongest one in a while, and [[GrowingTheBeard a stellar Season 9 Series 9]] restored faith in the show. Time will tell if it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in an aging show's continuing decline.
2nd Jan '16 1:17:41 PM Sapphirea2
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** Series 2 of the new series (season 28 overall) is considered the least of the first five, due in part to an over-reliance on the Doctor/Rose ship and the show in general becoming a little too goofy, even for ''Who''. A lot of people also found 10 and Rose's behaviour unbearable. It also produced two of the least liked Doctor Who stories, "Love and Monsters" and "Fear Her". On the other hand, it wasn't a ''complete'' disaster; David Tennant's performance as the Doctor was fantastic, catapulting him to star status and making him the most popular Doctor since Tom Baker. The two-part finale is also well-regarded, though the ending is a bit of a BaseBreaker.
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** Series 2 of the new series (season (Season 28 overall) is considered the least of the first five, due in part to an over-reliance on the Doctor/Rose ship and the show in general becoming a little too goofy, even for ''Who''. A lot of people also found 10 and Rose's behaviour unbearable. It also produced two of the least liked Doctor Who stories, "Love and Monsters" and "Fear Her". On the other hand, it wasn't a ''complete'' disaster; David Tennant's performance as the Doctor was fantastic, catapulting him to star status and making him the most popular Doctor since Tom Baker. The two-part finale is also well-regarded, though the ending is a bit of a BaseBreaker.

** Series 6-8 fell into a ''major'' DorkAge. It started off okay- 6 had good ideas and a strong cast- but the execution left something to be desired. Fans complained about shaky writing, the handling of Amy's pregnancy, and [[BaseBreaker River Song]]. Probably the biggest problems was the Silence story arc, which was marred by [[RandomEventsPlot constant twists]], odd swerves in tone and character development, {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s, and in general was far too convoluted. For Series 7 the showrunners tried to get away from these issues by [[AbortedArc dropping the Silence completely]] and focusing on standalone episodes instead. Unfortunately, the writing hadn't improved, and criticisms of PacingProblems and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot were common. The switchover in companions was another point of contention, with some saying Amy and Rory got [[DroppedABridgeOnHim thrown under a bus]] and others that Clara was a glorified LivingMacGuffin and CreatorsPet. Still, the 50th anniversary special went off very well and with Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the Doctor, there was hope for a renaissance. Instead things went FromBadToWorse. Season 8 had all the problems of the previous two, plus the added troubles that go along with a new doctor. Capaldi took some time finding himself in the role, and the writers weren't sure how to write him or his dynamic with Clara, both of which fluctuated wildly from episode to episode. Not helping matters at all was an oppressively gloomy and depressing story arc which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her. The end result was an absolutely disastrous season where the show was rarely good and never fun, and there was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation. Fortunately, cast and crew were able to pull it together in time for a solid christmas episode, followed by a stellar Season 9 that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if this marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in a continuing decline.
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** Series 6-8 fell into a ''major'' DorkAge. It started off okay- *** Series 6 had a good ideas and a strong cast- but the execution left something to be desired. Fans complained about shaky writing, the handling of Amy's pregnancy, and [[BaseBreaker River Song]]. Probably the biggest problems was the premise (the Silence story arc, which apparently manage to kill the Doctor for good at some point in his future, and his companions and River Song are aware of it) and cast, but shaky writing. The StoryArc was incredibly convoluted and marred by [[RandomEventsPlot constant twists]], odd swerves in tone and character development, {{Romantic Plot Tumor}}s, and in general was far too convoluted. For controversial plot points poorly presented (Amy's pregnancy, [[BaseBreaker River Song]]'s existence, etc.). *** Series 7 had the showrunners tried to get away from these issues by [[AbortedArc dropping dropped the Silence completely]] and focusing focus on standalone episodes instead. Unfortunately, the instead, but writing hadn't improved, and criticisms of complaints about PacingProblems and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot were common. The switchover in switching of companions was another point of contention, with some saying mid-season didn't help: Some argued Amy and Rory got were [[DroppedABridgeOnHim thrown under a bus]] and others bus]], some thought that Clara was a glorified LivingMacGuffin and CreatorsPet. Still, CreatorsPet. While the post-season 50th anniversary special went off very well and with was a huge hit, the Christmas special that ended the Eleventh Doctor's tenure the following month was another BaseBreaker. *** Series 8 had Peter Capaldi taking over the role of the Doctor, there Doctor and a StoryArc that was hope for a renaissance. Instead easy to follow but still prompted complaints that things went FromBadToWorse. Season 8 had all the problems of the previous two, plus the added troubles that go along with a new doctor. were going FromBadToWorse. Capaldi took some time finding himself in the role, and the writers weren't didn't seem sure how to write handle him or ''or'' his dynamic with Clara, resulting in both of which fluctuated fluctuating wildly from episode to episode. Not helping matters at all was an oppressively gloomy and depressing episode. The Nethersphere/Missy/Danny Pink story arc which (which implied, among other things, that Clara's constant gallivanting around with the Doctor was bad for her. The end result was an absolutely disastrous her) turned Clara into a SpotlightStealingSquad and RomanticPlotTumor, and had a BittersweetEnding far more bitter than sweet. Between these, the Twelfth Doctor's aloof attitude, and a lack of "fun" episodes, fans found the season where the show was rarely good and never fun, oppressively gloomy and there was talk of a ReTool, hiatus, or even cancellation. Fortunately, cast the follow-up ChristmasEpisode was the strongest one in a while, and crew were able to pull it together in time for a solid christmas episode, followed by a stellar Season 9 that restored faith in the show. Time will tell if this it marks a return to form, or merely a bright spot in a an aging show's continuing decline.
1st Jan '16 1:36:07 PM JamesAustin
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** Season Six isn't exactly liked eitherm being accused of removing almost all of the character traits from House that ''made him a compelling character in the first place''.
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** Season Six isn't exactly liked eitherm either, being accused of removing almost all of the character traits from House that ''made him a compelling character in the first place''.
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